translated from Spanish: Would Giovani Dos Santos play as a foreigner in America?

In view of the possible arrival of Mexican Giovani Dos Santos at Club América, the striker would have to be registered as an unregistered footballer in Mexico, despite his nationality and having played different competitions with the senior team.
This is due to a particularity of the competition rules of the Mexican football league, which states in article 25 that “in order to promote the sporting development of Mexican football, of the 18 Players that a Club is, at least 9 (nine) , must comply with the condition that they have been registered in Mexican football before they turn 18, and have participated at least in a Tournament organized by the FMF”.
It is a requirement that Dos Santos did not meet, as it was formed and debuted with the basic forces of Club Barcelona, which it reached from the age of 12 and in which he was formed together with his brother Jonathan Dos Santos, according to the portal
The Mexican striker was never registered by a national league team before the age of 18, so his arrival must be made as indicated by Article 26 of the same regulation, which allows to register “players from any Club or Association, until complete at least 18 Players. Players registered under the characteristics of this article will be distinguished on their registration cards with the acronym NFM (Not Trained in Mexico)”.
At the age of 16, Giovani Dos Santos was part of the Mexican U-17 national team that won the first World Cup of the category for Mexico. He was also part of the team that won the first gold medal for Mexico at an Olympic Games (in the London 2012 edition).

After his debut in 2007 with the Major Team, he has won three Gold Cup championships. He has also had three appearances in World Cups: South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018.
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